First World Problems

This week's Mr. Perfect Blog is written by David Graham. Depending on how you count it, Dave is embarking on his 3rd or 4th career. After completing postgraduate research in mathematics he spent the next decade working for Defence, which included deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East. He’s now working as a junior doctor, is actively publishing research in medical journals, and loving life as a first time Dad with another on the way.   We all have them. Your smartphone crashes intermittently, throwing your life into disarray. Your area blacks out during a heatwave, causing your air conditioner to shut down and your Netflix viewing to stop. “First world problems” are important in their own small way. But...

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What are men thinking and hoping for?

This week's blog has been crafted by Dr Jonathan Ramachenderan, a GP in Western Australia. As he writes on his blog page: "I am a rural generalist in beautiful Albany, Western Australia. I got married to my beautiful wife Kylie in 2004 when I was 24 and we have been blessed with 3 boys. Our lives are ALWAYS interesting, sometimes a little messy but nonetheless full of adventure." The blog was originally posted here at his blog named The Healthy GP.  But it was so powerful and relevant that I asked for permission to repost here at Mr. Perfect so our community could benefit. Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash It was the end of a long day of operating and...

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Rugby Business Network Forum - Tackling Mental Health

Earlier this week, Ilan (from the Mr. Perfect Leadership Team) and I headed to an event run by the Rugby Business Network in Sydney on mental health. The RBN are "The world's biggest and most influential network for senior business people with a passion for rugby".     With the high profile news about Dan Vickerman losing his battle earlier this year, it seemed this particular community were searching deep inside for understanding and education. I hold my hands up and say I am not, and have never been, a big Rugby fan, Union, League or Touch Footy (just ask the team I played one fateful term for). But any event or forum that can propel mental health to the...

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